Campground

The main campround in Ponderosa State Park is in between the lake and the road in the park. The campground is closed during winter months and provides a great area to explore tracks in the snow!

Blog Posts

Animal tracking - movement patternThe Yetis - Deerwatching and Igloo building

January 25, 2018 • by Teresa V.'s team

Today we built an igloo and we did a science experiment on heat in a small igloo compared to a... Read More  

 

Arctic foxes

January 24, 2018 • by Clay F.'s team

Today we went snow shoeing today, it was a lot of fun, we learned what is an abiotic factor and... Read More  

 

Respect the P.O.N.Y. Learned to SNOW !

January 31, 2017 • by Amanda C.'s team

If you could describe your snow science day in one word, what would it be?

Awesome

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Fun in the snow

February 9, 2016 • by Mike F.'s team

Hello world,

We had a great time and learned all about how snow is water. We spent the... Read More  

 

Fun field day

February 2, 2016 • by Brian L.'s team

Today we went out on the frozen lake. We had a lot of fun on the ice. -Andrew and Taylor

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The Scary Cow Griffins

January 27, 2016 • by Sadie P.'s team

Today we learned the different layers of snow and how to weigh them.We also learned the ... Read More  

 

Snow Pit

January 14, 2016 • by Mike F.'s team

Collecting snow pit data in Ponderosa State Park.

 

 

Introduction Inquiry Project Slope

January 14, 2016 • by Arabelle B.'s team

Introduction

We were interested in finding out the differences between snow on north and... Read More  

 

Inquiry day Methods

January 14, 2016 • by Zoe M.'s team

The study site was located in the campground section of Ponderosa State Park. A hill containing... Read More  

 

North vs South Facing Slope-Snow Pit Data

January 14, 2016 • by Becca K.'s team

Links to North and South slope snow pit data

  Includes data!

 

Data

Terrestrial Data: 4/26/2017 - 11:00am
Date: 4/26/2017 - 11:00am
Ava I's team
Weather: Overcast, Raining
Cloud Type: Altostratus
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Soil Temperature: 5.4°C
Light: 770lux
Canopy Cover: 80%
Observation Notes: Cored a Douglas Fir and it was 99 years old.
Aquatic Data: 4/26/2016 - 10:15am
Date: 4/26/2016 - 10:15am
Sadie P's team
Weather: Overcast
Cloud Type: Altocumulus
Air Temperature:
Lake Temperature: 4.0°C
pH: 6.4
Dissolved Oxygen: 11.1mg/L
Turbidity: 5NTUs
Observation Notes: On Payette Lake
Snow Data: 3/8/2016 - 10:45am
Date: 3/8/2016 - 10:45am
Sadie P's team
Weather: Clear
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
School: Whittier
Snow Data: 2/17/2016 - 10:30am
Date: 2/17/2016 - 10:30am
Nell D's team
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Snow Depth: 73.0cm
School: Valley View
Snow Data: 2/2/2016 - 1:30pm
Date: 2/2/2016 - 1:30pm
Willie A's team
Air Temperature: -6.0°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
School: Amity
Snow Data: 1/20/2016 - 10:00am
Date: 1/20/2016 - 10:00am
Willie A's team
Weather: Snowing
Cloud Type: Stratocumulus
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
School: Roosevelt
Snow Data: 1/14/2016 - 9:15am
Date: 1/14/2016 - 9:15am
Matt D's team
Weather: Clear
Air Temperature: -5.0°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Canopy Cover: 25%
Snow Depth: 60.0cm
Observation Notes: Matt Daniels - Data Entry Practice
Snow Data: 1/14/2016 - 9:30am
Date: 1/14/2016 - 9:30am
Arabelle B's team
Weather: Overcast
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Snow Depth: 79.5cm
Snow Data: 1/14/2016 - 9:15am
Date: 1/14/2016 - 9:15am
Becca K's team
Air Temperature: -5.0°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Canopy Cover: 25%
Snow Depth: 60.0cm
Observation Notes: Staff Inquiry Day North-facing slope
Snow Data: 1/14/2016 - 8:45am
Date: 1/14/2016 - 8:45am
Becca K's team
Weather: Overcast
Air Temperature: -5.0°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Canopy Cover: 0%
Snow Depth: 79.5cm
Observation Notes: Staff Inquiry Day South-facing Slope